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Finance

Standard & Poor's confirms Luxembourg's "AAA" rating with stable outlook

On 15 September 2017, the rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) once again confirmed Luxembourg's "AAA" credit rating and assigned the country a stable outlook.

The S&P rating reflects the favourable momentum of the Luxembourg economy, with growth estimated at 3.4% for the period from 2017 to 2020. This positive trend can be explained by a recovery in consumption as a result of the implementation of the tax reform in 2017, as well as sustained growth in financial services.

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Sport

2018-2023: €120 million invested in sport

A €120 million budget has been earmarked for 33 projects under the 11th five-year sports facilities programme

A total of 33 new projects are planned under the 11th five-year sports facilities programme, which has been allocated a total budget of €120 million – 20% more than the previous five-year programme.

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Great ideas for the weekend

Going out this weekend - our good ideas!

The editorial team at luxembourg.lu has selected six great things for you to do this weekend. On your own, with your family or with friends – the choice is yours.

Looking for some good ideas to make the most of your weekend? Our team have selected some fun events to try out this weekend. So have a seat – here's our list!

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Mobility

Mobility week: rethinking urban traffic

A large number of municipalities are organising activities focused on mobility

From 16 to 22 September a large number of municipalities are organising activities focused on mobility. This year’s theme focuses on the concept of sharing. The slogan chosen in Luxembourg is “Zesumme mobil. Besser virukommen.” (Mobile together. Better progress.)

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Energy

New measures presented to promote photovoltaic energy

Renewable energy produced in Luxembourg covers over half of households' electricity consumption for the first time.

On 13 September 2017, a new campaign to promote photovoltaic energy was presented. The campaign aims to raise awareness among households and companies about the importance of photovoltaic energy in Luxembourg, by encouraging them to opt for photovoltaic as a renewable energy source.

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Sport

Table tennis in the spotlight of Luxembourg

The Grand-Duchy hosts the 2017 European Table Tennis Championships team events between September 13th and 17th.

Between 13 and 17 September, the finest European table tennis players will meet at the National Sports and Cultural Centre 'D'Coque'' in Kirchberg for the LIEBHERR 2017 ITTF European Table Tennis Championships. 42 male teams, totaling 172 athletes, and 38 female teams totaling 148 athletes participate in the European Table Tennis Championships team events.

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Tourism

The Casemates are still popular

The number of visitors to the tourist information office on Place Guillaume II has dropped slightly.

Guided tours of the Grand Ducal Palace have attracted 10,617 people this summer between July and September. While this figure remains stable compared to 2016, the casemates, underground galleries dating back to the fortress, continue to appeal to visitors.

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Economy

The Luxembourg Space Tech Angels facilitate investment in space technologies

The Space Tech Angels support the Grand Duchy's Space Resources initiative

With the arrival of the Luxembourg Space Tech Angels, the Luxembourg Business Angels Network (LBAN) now has a specialist group for creating links among investors and entrepreneurs in the field of SpaceTech. For LBAN, the purpose of this is clear: to support the Government's Space Resources initiative, which seeks to create a real space industry in the Grand Duchy.

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Local produce

Grape harvesting has begun in Luxembourg’s Moselle region

Harvesting has begun exceptionally early this year.

On 11 September, the grape harvest officially began in Luxembourg – an exceptionally early date, because it normally starts towards the end of the month. However, the vines have suffered due to drastic weather changes this year. As a result, the remaining grapes have ripened much faster than usual meaning that the quantity is slightly lower than usual but the quality is second to none.

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Great ideas for the weekend

Going out this weekend – our good ideas!

The editorial team at luxembourg.lu has selected six great things for you to do this weekend. On your own, with your family or with friends – the choice is yours.

Looking for some good ideas to make the most of your weekend? Our team have selected some fun events to try out this weekend. So have a seat – here's our list!

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  • Updated 18-09-2017